Are there any authorities that govern Hinduism?

Discussion in 'Ask Questions' started by Sheena4, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Sheena4

    Sheena4 New Member

    No. As such there are no authorities that govern Hinduism though the Vedas are considered the "Supreme Truth".

    The highest authority is considered the Vedas and interpretation of Vedas give rise to various philosophies and ideologies on Hinduism.
    And it is up to each individual Hindu to decide what school of thought one wishes to accept or how one wishes to interpret the Vedas.
  2. Punit Garg

    Punit Garg New Member

    No,Since,Hinduism isnt a Religion,its a way of living,its a way to achieve Self Attainment,even God is considered as a tool to Achieve It!
    'Karma hee Dharm hai'
  3. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member

    Each individual Guru-parampara has an authority, namely the living Guru in that tradition. Of course most Hindus don't belong to or are members of lineages like that.
  4. Ranjeet Ex

    Ranjeet Ex New Member

    In a sense of religion no it's not govern by some authorities....
    But Yes the law of nature governs Hinduism as it's a Dharma based on various laws of's derived from nature,the surrounding n the true science.
  5. Speechless world

    Speechless world New Member

    Yes. Guru, Sadhu and Shastra. They r the one and same. Guru is a Sadhu as he is a devotee of the lord and he will never speak out of Shastra. But Guru has to be an Authorized Guru not like we see people exploiting others in the name of Guru. He should belong to either one of the 4 disciplic succession or "Sampradaya's" namely Brahma Sampradaya, Shri Sampradaya, Rudra Sampradaya or Kumar Sampradaya as this is the way the vedic knowledge about God is descending to us. Hare Krishna

Share This Page